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2012 Senate Bill 1051: Ban school board voting on family member union contract

Public Act 606 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on March 28, 2012 To prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member had an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 28, 2012
Reported in the Senate on September 20, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 8, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on November 8, 2012 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 117 meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 117 would require candidates for statwide and certain local offices to file detailed personal financial disclosure statements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on November 8, 2012 To extend the bill to include emergency financial managers appointed by the state to manage fiscally failed school districts.
The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on November 8, 2012
Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on November 8, 2012 To prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member has an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc.
Received in the House on November 8, 2012
Referred to the House Education Committee on November 8, 2012
Reported in the House on December 12, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D) on December 13, 2012 To establish that if a majority of a school board’s members are disqualified by the bill's restrictions from voting on a contract (most likely a union labor contract and board members with relatives employed by the school), then the members who are not disqualified would still constitute a quorum authorized to approve the contract. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012
Passed 108 to 1 in the House on December 13, 2012 (same description)
To prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member has an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc.
Received in the Senate on December 14, 2012
Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on December 14, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013

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